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Coldplay doc heads to Amazon

An in-depth, feature-length portrait of British rock band Coldplay is headed to online streamer Amazon Prime Video. A Head Full of Dreams was shot over 20 years and follows the band’s ...
October 12, 2018

An in-depth, feature-length portrait of British rock band Coldplay is headed to online streamer Amazon Prime Video.

A Head Full of Dreams was shot over 20 years and follows the band’s rise from playing local pubs in Camden to selling out stadiums around the world. The film is helmed by Mat Whitecross, who directed several of Coldplay’s music videos while documenting their career behind the scenes. He also directed 2016′s Oasis: Supersonic.

The doc uses previously unseen archive footage along with behind-the-scenes and live footage shot during Coldplay’s massive “A Head Full of Dreams” world tour, which played to 5.5 million fans and ranks as the third biggest tour of all time.

A Head Full of Dreams will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, U.S., Australia and New Zealand starting Nov. 16 after premiering in more than 2,000 cinemas worldwide on Nov. 14, in collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing. Local language versions will be available globally soon after.

The film will be accompanied by three new live Coldplay recordings, available to stream on Amazon Music starting Oct. 26. The tracks are “Stayin’ Alive,” live at Glastonbury with Barry Gibb, “Us Against The World,” live in Leipzig, and “Don’t Panic,” live in Paris.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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